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Post Number:#1  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:56 pm

I was told by a friend about this.. anyone dived them? what are they anyway...
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#2  Postby Spazm » Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:26 pm

I think it is off Tioman... Kaleebso will normally go there for 3d3n Tioman excursion...but then me myself have yet to go there...

Some MUW members have been there...probably they will know and will help you out..:)
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#3  Postby sheik » Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:14 pm

Jim/Seademon:
Is this the wreck where it was so deep in the sea. Like 3m deep?  :D

The one Comrade 'kena' deco?  tee hee hee.
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#4  Postby John F SeaDemon » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:03 am

Berhala wrecks is actually one wreck. Originally the Gyoshin Maru, it is also known as the Varella Wreck, named after Varella Rock (Batu/Pulau Berhala) off Nenasi, Rompin, Pahang.

Why it is mistakenly thought as two separate wrecks is because the ship was split into two after hitting the reef near the rock; the forward section is closer to the Berhala (Varella) rock, while the stern, which is the more interesting section as there are two anti-aircraft guns emplacements, is 200m away.

Maximum depth here is 20 meters.

Sheik, that wreck where Comrade decoed is in Pemanggil. Next time I dive there I will use the KM 17 dive helmet with surface-supplied air. It is so dangerous to dive using normal scuba there as evident in Comrade's experience.

Or if surface-supply and KM 17 are unavailable, I'll simply use the snorkel.
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#5  Postby Nizaha » Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:03 am

Been there before.. Can't remember anymore..

It think what SD describe that much about it..

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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#6  Postby SOMBRE » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:10 am

SeaDemon wrote:Berhala wrecks is actually one wreck. Originally the Gyoshin Maru, it is also known as the Varella Wreck, named after Varella Rock (Batu/Pulau Berhala) off Nenasi, Rompin, Pahang.

Why it is mistakenly thought as two separate wrecks is because the ship was split into two after hitting the reef near the rock; the forward section is closer to the Berhala (Varella) rock, while the stern, which is the more interesting section as there are two anti-aircraft guns emplacements, is 200m away.

Maximum depth here is 20 meters.

Sheik, that wreck where Comrade decoed is in Pemanggil. Next time I dive there I will use the KM 17 dive helmet with surface-supplied air. It is so dangerous to dive using normal scuba there as evident in Comrade's experience.

Or if surface-supply and KM 17 are unavailable, I'll simply use the snorkel.


There you go guys, SD has said it all.
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#7  Postby Jim » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:41 pm

sheik wrote:Jim/Seademon:
Is this the wreck where it was so deep in the sea. Like 3m deep?  :D

The one Comrade 'kena' deco?  tee hee hee.


..... are you talking about the 300m wreck? "very the deep" one.... like SD said either surface supplied or snorkel will suffice. Use OC & CCR at your own risk

:D :D :D :D

pssst..... only 4 of us (me, SD, Yates & Comrade's staff) went down to both wrecks at Vallera. Hehehehe..... Sorry ye....
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#8  Postby Kapal Selam » Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:01 pm

dikiz.m.s wrote:
SeaDemon wrote:Berhala wrecks is actually one wreck. Originally the Gyoshin Maru, it is also known as the Varella Wreck, named after Varella Rock (Batu/Pulau Berhala) off Nenasi, Rompin, Pahang.

Why it is mistakenly thought as two separate wrecks is because the ship was split into two after hitting the reef near the rock; the forward section is closer to the Berhala (Varella) rock, while the stern, which is the more interesting section as there are two anti-aircraft guns emplacements, is 200m away.

Maximum depth here is 20 meters.

Sheik, that wreck where Comrade decoed is in Pemanggil. Next time I dive there I will use the KM 17 dive helmet with surface-supplied air. It is so dangerous to dive using normal scuba there as evident in Comrade's experience.

Or if surface-supply and KM 17 are unavailable, I'll simply use the snorkel.


There you go guys, SD has said it all.


SD....how do we go there? Anyone offer a dive package there?
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#9  Postby John F SeaDemon » Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:24 pm

Kapal Selam wrote:
dikiz.m.s wrote:
SeaDemon wrote:Berhala wrecks is actually one wreck. Originally the Gyoshin Maru, it is also known as the Varella Wreck, named after Varella Rock (Batu/Pulau Berhala) off Nenasi, Rompin, Pahang.

Why it is mistakenly thought as two separate wrecks is because the ship was split into two after hitting the reef near the rock; the forward section is closer to the Berhala (Varella) rock, while the stern, which is the more interesting section as there are two anti-aircraft guns emplacements, is 200m away.

Maximum depth here is 20 meters.

Sheik, that wreck where Comrade decoed is in Pemanggil. Next time I dive there I will use the KM 17 dive helmet with surface-supplied air. It is so dangerous to dive using normal scuba there as evident in Comrade's experience.

Or if surface-supply and KM 17 are unavailable, I'll simply use the snorkel.


There you go guys, SD has said it all.


SD....how do we go there? Anyone offer a dive package there?


The liveaboards go there. There are people who do private trips to the wreck from Nenasi..but rarely because it is not worth it to do a day trip there and pay so much for 2-3 dives because it doesn't look much like a ship anymore.
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#10  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:43 pm

I am heading there on the 6th & 7th of October with kaleebso (www.kaleebso.com). I'll be driving there and there is 3 more seats in my car. So if there is anybody else heading there we can car pool.
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#11  Postby kvnf00 » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:23 pm

i may be doing the same trip but still undecided on location. may resort to tioman. see ya there if i go, if not.. have fun.
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#12  Postby Scorpenesub » Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:33 pm

SeaDemon wrote:Berhala wrecks is actually one wreck. Originally the Gyoshin Maru, it is also known as the Varella Wreck, named after Varella Rock (Batu/Pulau Berhala) off Nenasi, Rompin, Pahang.
Why it is mistakenly thought as two separate wrecks is because the ship was split into two after hitting the reef near the rock; the forward section is closer to the Berhala (Varella) rock, while the stern, which is the more interesting section as there are two anti-aircraft guns emplacements, is 200m away.
Maximum depth here is 20 meters.
Sheik, that wreck where Comrade decoed is in Pemanggil. Next time I dive there I will use the KM 17 dive helmet with surface-supplied air. It is so dangerous to dive using normal scuba there as evident in Comrade's experience.
Or if surface-supply and KM 17 are unavailable, I'll simply use the snorkel.


Interesting info. Thanks for sharing, SD.
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#13  Postby Nizaha » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:26 pm

I found the old photo from Gyishu MARu( Varella).( not good quality)
Now I remeber that sites, lots of fishing line there, just be carefull, you might trap with fishing net there.Marine life not much too see,North side of the rock information very intersting :Field of anemone..

Watch out the BIG Fellow inside the Wreck..2 mtr grouper.Freak me out once times.

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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#14  Postby kimseng the maverick rogue » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:57 am

kvnf00 wrote:i may be doing the same trip but still undecided on location. may resort to tioman. see ya there if i go, if not.. have fun.


ok... hope to see you there
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#15  Postby John F SeaDemon » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:46 pm

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Varella Rock (Pulau/Batu Berhala..not to be confused with Batu Bahara)

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Hollowman at the guns

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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#16  Postby maritimer » Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:00 pm

There is 1 Pulau Berhala near Sandakan.. Unsure if there is any divespots there [-(
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Re: Berhala wrecks

Post Number:#17  Postby John F SeaDemon » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:58 pm

MARITIMERS-FIN wrote:There is 1 Pulau Berhala near Sandakan.. Unsure if there is any divespots there [-(


Oh yes I have heard of it. Came out in the maritime bureau bulletin some time back.
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